SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Nov 7, 2016 – ARCOM, the leader in specifications, has appointed Karthik Manias executive vice president, products and delivery. He joins ARCOM with more than 20 years of experience leading teams that have delivered high revenue growth and market-defining products across multiple industries.
“Karthik is a proven product leader with extensive experience in software, analytics and content and a successful track record of scaling businesses,” said Jim Contardi, ARCOM CEO. “The AEC community is at a tipping point for digital transformation, and Karthik brings the technical, commercial, and strategic leadership to ensure that ARCOM’s customers experience the business benefits enabled by cloud, mobile, big data, and collaboration technologies. I’m excited to have Karthik drive the innovation process and build out our engineering and delivery capabilities to satisfy the dynamic and evolving needs of the market.”
Most recently, Karthik was senior vice president and general manager at Equifax, an Atlanta-based global credit bureau. There he was responsible for SaaS products that leverage software, content and analytics to provide solutions for marketing, lending, and fraud detection. He started his career at i2 Technologies, a global supply chain leader, where he joined a 25-person company that ultimately grew to over a billion dollars in revenue, taking on progressively senior leadership roles starting with product management and growing to manage the global supply chain product line business.
“ARCOM’s specifications have been the gold standard for the AEC industry for decades and customers want to leverage them across modern technology platforms,” said Karthik. “By aligning with customers and partners throughout the innovation process, ARCOM is committed to deliver to our customers high impact specification solutions that help them – and their clients – build better buildings.”
Karthik holds a Master’s in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
ARCOM, the specification experts, exclusively publishes MasterSpec, a product of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), reaching over 60,000 design professionals involved in building projects. ARCOM owns and publishes SpecText for use by engineers for infrastructure projects, including water and wastewater utilities and equipment. ARCOM works with manufacturers, providing extensive product and manufacturer information through cloud-based specification resources, custom manufacturer specifications, and the SpecBuilder Expert platform. ARCOM’s innovative software specification tools and resources dramatically simplify specification creation, research, and project management.